|Posted on April 19, 2016 at 11:25 AM|
"I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry" -Unknown
I have been on antidepressants now for 4 years (about 10 years too late but what ever). Suffering from Fibromyalgia has its way of wearing down the happiness from your life. When you are constantly trying to be happy, even when you are in the midst of joy, balloons, & cake, you can imagine how easy it would be to want to forget about your problems & constant pain by making other people's problems your own.
I have always been bad about sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, giving unsolicited advice, & meddling in other people's lives. Whats worse is I get so involved in my friends lives that their missteps, trials, & tribulation cause me just as much physical & emotional anxiety as my own. I find myself getting worked up over the tiniest things & the people in my life constantly telling me to back off/butt out or calm down because it's their life & their mistakes to make.
While I get involved for the right reasons (love, caring, & wanting what's best for the ones I love), I often overstep. Its important for us to remember that when we focus on ourselves & lead our lives they way we are barking at others to live theirs that we will be happier with ourselves. And just maybe our happiness & way of live will be a beckoned path for those around you. It is most likely more effective than meddling, that's for sure.
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